Ogun Assembly Charges OGROMA On Road Maintenance

The
Ogun State House of Assembly has charged the State Road Management Agency to
step up plan to fast track rehabilitation and maintenance of more roads across
the State.
The
Chairman, State House Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Hon. Olayiwola
Ojodu gave the charge during the budget assessment tour to the Ministry of
Works, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Hon.
Ojodu who commended the Agency for its efforts in maintaining high standard
roads and flood control, describing good road network as a catalyst for the
socio-economic development of the State.


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He
also appealed to the Federal Government to reimburse funds expended on federal
roads to the State Government so as to have more resources to fund on-going
infrastructural projects across the State.
In
his remarks, the Project Manager of the Agency, Engr. Ademola Adelana said that
the agency had been working on maintenance and rehabilitation of roads as well
as clearing of blocked drainage across the three Senatorial districts of the
State.
He
assured that ongoing filling of potholes would be intensified as palliative
measures would be given to all roads within the State, noting that the Agency
had rehabilitated Abeokuta, Sagamu, Ikenne, Siun/Ajura/Ogere, Ijebu
Ife/Itele/Ijebu Ode roads.
Responding,
the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry,Engr. Kayode Ademolake said the Works
Ministry had generated N73m, while also complementing the urban renewal, rural
and Infrastructural development being put in place by the Senator Ibikunle
Amosun led administration.
Ademolake
said despite the dwindling financial challenges nationwide, N21b was budgeted
out of which N18b had been expended on road projects across the State and more
rural road projects would be embarked upon.
Meanwhile,
the Director, Power Resources and Services in the Bureau of Electrical Engineering
Services (BEES), Engr. Jonathan said more areas would benefit from the
intervention programme on electrification, especially the rural areas being the
major focus of the present dispensation.

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